Preventive Dentistry – Burke, VA
Keeping Smiles Cavity-Free
Even if you practice good oral hygiene at home, you still need to see your dentist every six months for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. As part of the preventive dentistry services offered here at Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi, we want to allow you and your family to embrace healthier smiles for life. From general exams and children’s dentistry to oral cancer screenings, dental sealants, and customized nightguards, let us help you take charge of your oral health for the long run. Call us today to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Burke.
Why Choose Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dentist with More Than 19 Years of Experience
- Greater Patient Involvement with Intraoral Cameras
- Calm, Compassionate, & Caring Dental Team
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Seeing Dr. Ashraghi twice each year will ensure that your teeth, gums, bite, and overall oral health remain in optimal shape. In between appointments, problems can arise that require more than just at-home brushing, flossing, and rinsing, which is why our team is here to thoroughly examine your smile, pinpoint any issues, and administer treatment early on before symptoms worsen. Our talented dental hygienist will also clean and eliminate any accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, ensuring you walk away with a healthier smile.
We want your children to feel right at home here at Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi. Their smiles deserve the same great care, which is why you can feel confident that our nurturing, caring, and gentle dental team will deliver patient-focused, age-appropriate care. We’ll explain our process and make sure they remain comfortable throughout their visit while also administering preventive dental treatment to keep their young smiles growing healthy year after year.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect patients of all ages. Even those who do not engage in high-risk behaviors (i.e., smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, etc.) can receive this unfortunate diagnosis. Because oral cancer takes the life of one person each hour in the U.S., Dr. Ashraghi is committed to offering oral cancer screenings during regular dental checkups. We’ll look for abnormalities and discolored patches as well as discuss your oral and overall health history. If any areas of concern are evident, we’ll refer you to a physician for further testing.
Fluoride is often found in various foods, tap water, and toothpaste brands. As a natural mineral, it is popular among dentists because of its unique ability to mitigate tooth decay and strengthen enamel. Both children and adults can benefit from fluoride treatments, and you can expect to find them here at Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi. This painless and efficient service can be incorporated into your six-month dental checkup to keep your teeth better protected in between appointments.
Children seem to have the hardest time reaching teeth located in the back of the mouth when cleaning. Molars and premolars contain various pits and grooves that can easily trap bacteria and harmful particles. To minimize the potential for serious tooth decay and cavities, we can apply dental sealants. This tooth-colored, acrylic coating is painted onto the chewing surfaces to seal the area of plaque and acids that may try to penetrate. This process takes only minutes but can last several years with optimal care.
Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards
If you or your child enjoy playing sports but need a solution to better protect your smiles, our team can deliver customized mouthguards. Also referred to as sportsguards, these oral devices serve to protect pearly whites and gum tissues from hard-hitting impacts experienced on the field, court, or track. By absorbing the pressure, it reduces the chances of visiting the emergency dentist for immediate treatment. And with our digital dental impression system, we can ensure that your mouthguard will fit comfortably and correctly while engaging in your favorite game.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism, is an unhealthy habit that commonly arises due to a misaligned bite or stress. It causes teeth to wear down over time and chronic jaw pain to form. Without treatment, it can pose a serious threat to your oral health. Fortunately, with a customized nightguard, this device can serve as a barrier between teeth so that they do not touch throughout the night. Not only will this improve the state of your smile by avoiding worn-down tooth enamel, but you’ll also experience less jaw pain day after day.